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pu•ru•lent  (pyŏŏrə lənt, pyŏŏryə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Pathologyfull of, containing, forming, or discharging pus;
    suppurating:a purulent sore.
  2. Pathologyattended with suppuration:purulent appendicitis.
  3. Pathologyof the nature of or like pus:purulent matter.
puru•lent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin pūrulentus, equivalent. to pūr-, stem of pūs pus + -ulentus -ulent
  • 1590–1600


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purulent /ˈpjʊərʊlənt/ adj
  1. of, relating to, or containing pus
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin pūrulentus, from pus

ˈpurulence, ˈpurulency n



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